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WhatsApp sets new day record of 18 billion messages sent and received

WhatsApp sees 18 billion messages on December 31, sets a new record for messages sent in one day
By: Trace Hagan | Apps News | Posted: Jan 3, 2013 4:46 am

Wildly popular texting app WhatsApp set a new daily record for message traffic on December 31, with the service seeing over 18 billion messages generated. The company tweeted, "On Dec 31st we had a new record day: 7B msgs inbound, 11B msgs outbound = 18 billion total messages processed in one day! Happy 2013!!!"




Those are impressive numbers when you consider that iOS 5's iMessage service only generates more than 1 billion messages a day. WhatsApp has proved a popular alternative to normal texting, partially due to the additional features available through the app and the ability to send messages internationally for free.


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